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Vision, Mission, and Beliefs

Our Vision

The Valdosta Middle School STEM Academy provides a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum utilizing 21st Century skills to enrich the lives of our students, lead meaningful change for our entire school, and develop and strengthen STEM industries in our community.

Our Mission

To provide a well-rounded 21st century learning experience that prepares students to meet the challenges of high school, college, career, and the world around them.

Our Beliefs

  • Effective STEM education enhances creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills

  • Community Partners are vital components of STEM education

  • Student –centered STEM classrooms maximize student curiosity,   innovation, and problem-solving skills

  • 21st century skills are important for success in college and career

  • Digital and technical literacy enhance the learning experience

  • Lifelong learning is important for students and educators